from every walk of life | from all walks of life

Meaning: If you meet people from every walk of life, or from all walks of life, you meet different types of people from different levels of society.

For example:

  • We interviewed people from all walks of life, including doctors, taxi drivers, school teachers and unemployed people.

  • The music festival was designed to attract people from every walk of life, so there were rock bands and jazz bands, DJs and folk singers, and we even had a string quartet.

Quick Quiz:

If she knows people from all walks of life, she knows people from

a. many different countries

b. many different age groups

c. many different backgrounds and occupations

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Contributor: Matt Errey